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sɑrˈdɒn ɪksar·don·ic

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sardonicadjective

    disdainfully or ironically humorous; scornful and mocking

    "his rebellion is the bitter, sardonic laughter of all great satirists"- Frank Schoenberner; "a wry pleasure to be...reminded of all that one is missing"- Irwin Edman

Wiktionary

  1. sardonicadjective

    Scornfully mocking or cynical.

    He distances himself from people with his nasty, sardonic laughter.

  2. sardonicadjective

    Disdainfully or ironically humorous.

Wikipedia

  1. sardonic

    To be sardonic is to be disdainfully or cynically humorous, or scornfully mocking. A form of wit or humour, being sardonic often involves expressing an uncomfortable truth in a clever and not necessarily malicious way, often with a degree of skepticism.

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  1. sardonic

    Sardonic refers to a type of humor, mockery, or sarcasm that is cynical, scornful, or bitterly humorous. It is often characterized by grim or ironical ridicule and intended to express contempt or derision.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sardonicadjective

    forced; unnatural; insincere; hence, derisive, mocking, malignant, or bitterly sarcastic; -- applied only to a laugh, smile, or some facial semblance of gayety

  2. Sardonicadjective

    of, pertaining to, or resembling, a kind of linen made at Colchis

  3. Etymology: [F. sardonique, L. sardonius, Gr. , , perhaps fr. to grin like a dog, or from a certain plant of Sardinia, Gr. , which was said to screw up the face of the eater.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Sardonic

    sär-don′ik, adj. forced, heartless, or bitter, said of a forced unmirthful laugh—(obs.) Sardō′nian.—adv. Sardon′ically. [Fr. sardonique—L. sardonius, sardonicus—Gr. sardanios, referred to sardonion, a plant of Sardinia (Gr. Sardō), which was said to screw up the face of the eater, but more prob. from Gr. sairein, to grin.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sardonic in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sardonic in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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